Education
 Mexico
Project #7566

Drug prevention and a culture of peace in Mexico

by Instituto Mexicano de Investigacion de Familia y Poblacion - IMIFAP
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Summary

A life skills and education program with indigenous children in Margaritas, Chiapas, Mexico, to prevent against drug use. 30 local teachers will receive training to then replicate with 750 students.
$12,021
total raised
122
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Since 2002, there has been a 50% increase in drug abuse in Mexico. Add to that, lack of interest in school makes students more vulnerable to drugs and involvement in criminal activities. In Las Margaritas, Chiapas in particular, over half the population does not finish primary school. School-based prevention programs emphasizing academic performance, continued school enrollment and life skills will work as protective factors against substance abuse at a young age.

Solution

By focusing on the development of competencies as protective factors, teachers’ educational and life skills and students´ academic progress and personal growth will be supported.

Long-Term Impact

This program will help reduce drug use in the community, and improve local health overall. Furthermore, improved academic achievement will impact students’ employment prospects after graduation.

Resources

http:/​/​www.imifap.org.mx

Organization Information

Instituto Mexicano de Investigacion de Familia y Poblacion - IMIFAP

Location: Mexico City, Mexico - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​www.yoquieroyopuedo.org.mx
Project Leader:
Anna-Emilia Hietanen
Mexico City, DF Mexico

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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